Dr. Michelle Clay, DO, CHHC aka “Dr. Michelle”, is a speaker, two-time best-selling author, media personality and holistic physician who specializes in the release and management of stress and its associated physical symptoms simply and naturally. She is a sought-after speaker at national, regional and local conferences, community organizations and colleges on insights and strategies for releasing stress and tension finding that happy and harmonious place in their lives to thrive.  She shares with her audiences how to shift their mindset to release stress and ensure wellness success; sharing the perspective that true wellness is not just the absence of sickness or disease, but the harmony of all aspects of wellness: physical, emotional, occupational, environmental, social, spiritual and emotional.
Dr. Michelle is frequently called upon to give a refreshing holistic perspective on ways to release stress, shift mindset, recharge health and live a FREE life on purpose with passion.



Dr. Michelle Clay is the founder and visionary of FREELIFE7, a life and wellness enhancing company where she shares strategies and simple actionable ways to release stress and it's associated symptoms empowering people to reclaim their happiness, health and freedom to live vibrant and purpose fulfilled life. Those who have seen her ON STAGE usually describe her as – INSPIRING, MOTIVATING INFORMATIVE. Dr. Michelle combines practical medical knowledge and presents them as "wellness wisdom pearls", with humor, and high-energy and passion – making her a highly sought after national speaker.
Born and raised in Indianapolis, IN, Dr. Michelle Clay holds a BS in Biology from Xavier University, a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) from Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her internship at Dallas Southwest Hospital after which she took a break from medicine after suffering from stress and burn out to evaluate how she could fulfill her purpose and serve others in medicine on her own terms. She then obtained a certification in holistic health counseling and clinical nutrition (CHHC) from the Academy of Natural Health Sciences in Woodbridge, NJ.


"The presentation inspired me to live a better life; very uplifting"
Ashe Cultural Arts Center


"If I take anything away from this talk, it will be advice and quotes that will enable me to not only be a better person, but a better physician."
Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine

"This presentation was so beneficial to our everyday lives. It shows you can be any type of physician you want to be and bring what you are passionate about along with it. Awesome!"
Student National Medical Association


"Your instruction and wisdom is like nourishment for the body!"
Business Professional Women's Organization



 Speaking Topics

“Conquering the Chaos for the Professional Powerhouse: Creating a Strategy for a Stress FREELIFE”
"Pause - Poise - Position: A Blueprint to Overcome Burnout"

"Calm, Clarity, Confidence: A Blueprint for Balance While Building Your Business" 

"De-Stress the Desk"

"Burnout from the Boardroom to the Bedroom"

“The Love Language of Leadership: Creating a Culture of Calm and Confidence in the Workplace”

"Shifting Your Mindset for Success"

"Balance Blueprint for Bonus Parents"

Mastering Mindset: The Key to a Stress-Free Life


Partial Client List 

Ashe Cultural Arts Center

AARP Foundation New Orleans

Black Women's Leadership Council of Xerox Corp.

Business Professional Women's Organization

Common Ground Health Clinic

Covenant House

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. 

Dress for Success


Inspire Health Magazine

New Orleans Entrepreneur Week

New Orleans Recreation Department

Ohio University

Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine

Student National Medical Association

The Idea Village

Tulane University

Urban League  

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